Inside The Music

Learn more about the composers and themes behind some of the greatest music ever written with Bristol conductor and educator Jonathan James.

Jonathan journeys Inside the Music before every concert in our International Classical Series, sharing his insights, giving enlightening piano demonstrations and on occasion interviewing that evening’s conductors and soloists.

Talks start at 6.45pm in The Lantern and are free for ticket holders.

Short introductions of each Inside The Music talk are available to view on our YouTube

Next concert: The Hallé: The Power and the Glory

Sat 24 Jan 2014, 7.30pm

The Hallé and Sir Mark Elder have rather claimed Elgar as their own, and The Sunday Times insists “they have few rivals in this music”.
Conductor Sir Mark Elder
Piano Martin Stadtfeld
Mozart Magic Flute Overture K. 620
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor
Elgar Symphony No. 2 in E-flat

The Hallé have a history of dazzling performances of Elgar, winning a string of awards under current Music Director Sir Mark Elder. Their CDs of The Apostles won last year’s BBC Music Magazine Recording Of The Year. Tonight they traverse some of the most heartfelt, noble and troubled music he ever wrote in the emotionally complex Symphony No. 2. Before hand, acclaimed German pianist Martin Stadtfeld scales Mendelssohn’s mercurial Piano Concerto No. 2 .

Watch Jonathan as he takes a closer look at Mozart’s The Magic Flute overture:

Inside the Music